Hot wine (German Gluhwein)

Recipe hot mulled Wine (German Gluhwein)

The mulled wine of Christmas is a drinking a winter of great tradition in many countries is accompanied with cookies and christmas sweets. Although the traditional is drinking it at Christmas, it is consumed throughout the winter. In England it is known as Mulled or Hot Wine, in Germany as Glühwein , and in the scandinavian countries as Glögg.


  • 2 oranges medium
  • 10 cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks medium
  • 2 bottles (750ml) of dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • Blanket of heaven
  • Twine butcher

Hot wine (German Gluhwein)


Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest of the lemons and oranges in wide strips, avoiding the white part; put the peel in a large saucepan. Squeeze the juice of the lemons and the oranges and add it to the pan.

Place the cloves and the cardamom in a small piece of gauze or cheesecloth, tie it tightly with thread of butcher, and add the package to the pan.

Add the sugar, water and cinnamon sticks, place the pot over high heat, and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces by about a third, about 20 minutes.

Add the red wine and the brandy, stir to mix, and bring to a simmer (do not boil). Remove from the heat and remove the bundle of spices before serving.

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